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Forrest General Hospital earns top rankings for medical care

By BECKY GILLETTE Forrest General Hospital, a 512-bed facility that serves a 19-county region, recently racked up a number of prestigious quality awards, including ranking in the top 100 hospitals nationwide for patient safety in overall medical care. The awards and rankings were presented by CareChex, an information service of Quantros, Inc. that provides a composite evaluation of all components ...

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Forrest General honors nurses of the year

Forrest General honored its outstanding nurses during National Nurses Week celebrations, including Clinical and Non-Clinical Nurses of the Year and Nurse Leader of the Year. At a reception held on Friday, for nurses hospital-wide, Clinical Nurse of the Year was awarded to Lance Broome, RN, who works in Surgery. Darcy Nettles, RN, case management, was honored as the hospital’s Non-Clinical ...

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Forrest General earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard Re-Accreditation

Forrest General Hospital has earned CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ re-accreditation for maintaining a strong commitment to the health of its employees and satisfying the latest, comprehensive requirements of the Gold Standard. “Forrest Health’s outstanding employees are vital to our organization. We know that by caring for our employees and staff, we are enabling them to care for our patients, who deserve the highest ...

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Forrest General unveils Xenex LightStrike germ-zapping robots

Forrest General Hospital today unveiled LightStrike™ Germ-Zapping Robots™ that are being used to destroy potentially lethal germs and bacteria that can pose a risk to patient and employee safety. Forrest General is the first hospital in south Mississippi to tap into a technology that uses pulsed xenon ultraviolet (UV) light to quickly destroy bacteria, viruses, mold, and other pathogens. “We want to do everything ...

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New accelerated pharmacy school planned at William Carey

By BECKY GILLETTE A groundbreaking is planned soon for a school of pharmacy at William Carey University Tradition campus, which will bring pharmacy education closer to residents of South Mississippi while helping meet a shortage of pharmacists in rural areas of the region. Dr. Michael Malloy, who has been named dean of the new pharmacy school, said the closest pharmacy ...

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Southern Miss College of Nursing celebrates 50th anniversary

What began 50 years ago with just a handful of hopeful students has blossomed into a premier program at The University of Southern Mississippi, and one that has decisively transformed nursing in the Gulf States region. On Friday, April 7, the Southern Miss College of Nursing will present an evening of dinner, dance and reflection as part of a 50th ...

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Bracey joins Columbia Family Clinic

Brittney E. Bracey, CNP, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Columbia Family Clinic. Bracey received a Master of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Southern Mississippi. She is board certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American ...

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Forrest General among first in Mississippi to offer alternative with newly approved Watchman

Forrest General Hospital is among the first hospitals in Mississippi to offer patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) an alternative to long-term warfarin medication with the newly approved WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Implant. “The new WATCHMAN LAAC Implant provides physicians with a breakthrough stroke risk reduction option for patients with non-valvular AF, especially those who are poor candidates ...

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Lewis Joins Hattiesburg Clinic Neurology

Kaylon A. Lewis, CNP, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Neurology. Lewis received a Master of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Miss. She also holds a Post-Master’s Certificate as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. She is board certified as an adult and gerontology nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing ...

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Ford Joins Hattiesburg Clinic Dermatology – South

V. Ashley Ford, CNP, recently joined Elizabeth Francis Rose, MD, FAAD, at Hattiesburg Clinic Dermatology – South. Ms. Ford will assist Dr. Rose in providing dermatological care to patients. Dermatology – South, located at 3 Thompson Park in Hattiesburg, Miss., is a full-service dermatology clinic that offers comprehensive dermatologic care for all ages and skin types. Services include the treatment ...

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